The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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2019 N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, And The Right To Select Zion Williamson (New York Times) “The biggest challenge is just trying to live up to everyone’s expectations,” Duke’s Zion Williamson said before the N.B.A.’s draft lottery on Tuesday. Facebook, Under Pressure Over Terrorist Content, Restricts Live Streaming (Wall Street Journal) Facebook’s… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to come and rescue you from your work and school doldrums. As always, send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Here we go: “My son, who is 26, went to a restaurant with several friends for brunch a few weeks ago.  The restaurant prominently features unlimited… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Robert Kraft Wins Critical Ruling: Video Evidence Is Thrown Out (New York Times) Patriots owner Robert Kraft all but defeated two charges of solicitation of prostitution when a Florida county judge on Monday threw out key evidence obtained in surveillance videos and a traffic stop. Actress Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty For Her Role In College… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 13, 2019

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Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 5 (Outkick) As we sat down to watch the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season eight, I couldn’t help but wonder, could this be it for one, or both, of the two most famous mothers on this show — Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister? ‘This One Hurts’: Rockets… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 5

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Five years ago on Father’s Day Tyrion Lannister killed his father, Tywin Lannister, on Father’s Day. As we sat down to watch the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season eight, I couldn’t help but wonder, could this be it for one, or both, of the two most famous mothers on this show — Daenerys… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. I had an awesome time at the Regions ProAm down in Birmingham on Wednesday. Here’s Georgia football coach Kirby Smart breaking down my golf game. Would @FootballUGA coach @KirbySmartUGA recruit @ClayTravis after seeing his golf swing at @RegionsTrad? pic.twitter.com/w10aKrqwDJ — PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 8, 2019 I’m taking the kids to… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 10, 2019

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The Chicago Cubs Are Run By Hypocritical Idiots (Outkick) So the Cubs are fine with employing a baseball player — and paying him millions of dollars — despite the fact that he beat a woman, but they draw the line at Internet prank hand gestures from fans? Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision For Space,… Read more »

The Chicago Cubs Are Run By Hypocritical Idiots

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Every time I think American sports teams can’t get any dumber, they get dumber. Last month the Philadelphia Flyers took down the statue of a woman who raised hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the Nazis because of a satirical song she sang in the 1930’s and now the Chicago Cubs are banning a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Winners And Losers: The Warriors Won, But Possibly Lost Kevin Durant (The Ringer) Golden State now awaits word on the severity of the superstar’s calf strain. California OKs New Sex-ed Guidelines For Teachers Despite Objections From Parents, Protesters (Fox News) The California Department of Education approved controversial sex education guidelines for public school teachers Wednesday… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The Warriors Are Leaning Into The Death Lineup — And It’s Not Working (538) The NBA’s most feared lineup has begun to show signs of vulnerability — and the Houston Rockets have taken advantage. School Shooting In Colorado Leaves 1 Student Dead And 8 Injured (New York Times) The sheriff said the injured students were… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the anonymous mailbag. I’m heading down to Birmingham as soon as “Lock It In” is over this afternoon to play in the Regions Pro-Am as part of a group featuring John Daly, Kirby Smart, Taylor Hicks, and Widespread Panic lead singer John Bell. Yeah, this should be fun.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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The Celtics Have No Answers—For Giannis Or For Their Season From Hell (The Ringer) Boston’s third straight loss put its postseason on life support and confirmed our first impressions: The Bucks seem unstoppable in the East, and the C’s are still grasping for what could have been. Riley Howell’s Parents Say He Was Shot 3… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 6, 2019

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At Kentucky Derby, ‘Sometimes You Win And You Lose All In The Same Race’ (New York Times) “I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing, and not just because it’s our horse,” Gary West, owner of Maximum Security. Daenerys Vs. Everyone Is The Definitive Final Conflict In ‘Game Of… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 4

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Last week I wrote in my episode review that I was disappointed with the final confrontation between Bran and the Night King and that disappointment sent some of you into paroxysms of rage. My wife even read my Twitter mentions and said, “I’m glad that people are mad at you about something other than politics… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 3, 2019

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Elton Brand’s Vision Looks Pretty Good When Joel Embiid Dominates Like He Did In Game 3 (The Ringer) Unlike his predecessors, the first-year Sixers GM went all in on the now. It’s hard to blame him on a night when Embiid drops 33 points in 28 minutes and blows Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors off… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland Will Return As ESPN’s Monday Night Football Broadcast Team In 2019 (Awful Announcing) Tess and Booger are coming back this fall, for better or worse. U.N.C. Charlotte Student Couldn’t Run, So He Tackled The Gunman (New York Times) Riley Howell charged at the gunman, who had already fired several rounds, and… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Winners And Losers: James Harden Is A Meme Now, And Not In A Good Way (The Ringer) The Warriors’ glue guys took advantage of a less-than-full-strength Harden to win Game 2. Facebook Unveils Redesign As It Tries To Move Past Privacy Scandals (New York Times) The social network rolled out a redesign, in the most visible… Read more »

Tennessee Legalizes Online Sports Gambling

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Earlier today Tennessee legalized online sports gambling by voting in the state Senate and the state House to permit sports gambling inside the state’s borders. The Governor then announced he wouldn’t sign the bill, but that he wouldn’t veto it either, meaning in ten days the bill will become law and the state of Tennessee… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. As always you can send your email questions to me at claytravis@gmail.com. Okay, here we go: “Let me start this by letting you know, I’m 24, and a virgin. I’ve made the decision to stay one until I’m married because I am a Christian, so yeah. I know,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Mistakes Were Made: How The Night King And Gregg Popovich Failed Their Teams (The Ringer) Bad strategy, poor clock management, and a lack of roster help—two legends fell this weekend, and their demises shared a number of parallels. U.S. Youth Suicides Up After Netflix Show, Cause Unclear – Study (Reuters) Suicides by young Americans rose… Read more »